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Brewed by Coopers Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Regency Park, South Australia, Australia

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RATINGS: 1192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Coopers Sparkling Ale is brewed naturally by the centuries-old top fermentation method just as it was in the beginning by Thomas Cooper. This beer displays a solid head and a distinctive, full-bodied flavour enhanced by a soft, fruity character and the sediment which gives it a cloudy appearance.


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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ineedbeer (1100) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Aroma is mostly cracker and biscuit but there is also a bit of a honey note. there is a faint earthy hop character but it is pretty faded. Fairly bready and yeasty. Poured a very cloudy pale gold with a thin white head that quickly recedes to the edges. I thought I did a good job of leaving the yeast behind but clearly not. Flavor starts with some slightly sweet cracker and biscuit malt notes. There is also some honey to the flavor but less than in the aroma. A fairly assertive bitterness is present, moderately high compared to the malt profile. Low to medium low hop flavor - earthy and woodsy. Slight astringency in the dry finish. The finish also has a bit of a yeasty flavor. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall this is an alright beer, but I wouldn't call it good. It probably doesn't help that it was 11 months old by the time it reached me. I think I would like a bit yet yeast character and a bit more hop character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 2/20
Homebrewilly (5) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 1, 2015 does not count
It is sparkling but it’s also gross. Pours pale copper with champagne like bubbles. Smells like something is wrong. Tastes like ethanol, nail polish remover, and bandaids. My guess is that they used way too much white sugar in this beer. It’s not a very strong beer but it tastes like rubbing alcohol. I can’t believe they sell home-brew kits for this stuff. I’d rather drink anything else than this!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (409) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
0.375 l bottle from Alko. Golden cloudy appearance, with almost no head at all but lots of carbonation and bubbles, hence the name Sparkling Ale. Taste has malts and hops and something else... maybe the yeast in the bottle? Pour this thing carefully, since there is lots of sediment in the bottom of the bottle.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (825) - USA - MAY 16, 2015
Rated based on notes from 24 May 2012 -- Aussie beer! Solid beer, better than the stuff I drank when I visited, dumb younger self should have sought out the best of what Australia had to offer!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dermi (734) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
375 ml, bottled. Pours hazy orange with some sediment and a decent white head. Aroma: Fruity, floral notes. Taste: Noticeable yeast. Malty flavours, some fruitiness and floral notes. Quite sweet, some mild bitterness. Fruity sweet in general. Palate: Near medium body, average carbonation.Syrupy end. Quite interesting ale.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Reconqvista (326) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
Golden color beer with a very small white head that goes away immediately. Aroma is very malty with citric and hop notes. Flavor is predominantly bitter with some sweetness combined. Body is medium and carbonation is very high. The end is long and marked by the carbonation well felt.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mtu71 (229) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle. Medium long-lasting white head. Cloudy golden. Dregs of yeast. Strong sparkling from the dregs. Malty, yeasty and hoppy.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tarmok (271) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 9, 2015
Aroma: hay, caramel, fruit. Appearance: clear amber liquid with frothy white head. Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, fruit. Palate: light body, watery feel, soft carbonation, long bitter finish,

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KW92 (280) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 2, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa złota, opalizujące. Piana średniej wysokości, drobna.
AROMAT: Głównie słodowy. Potężne uderzenie warzyw strączkowych i lekko stęchły.
SMAK: Słodowe, wodniste. W smaku przypomina sok z brzozy.
OGÓLNIE: Bardzo dziwne piwo.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (2749) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2015
0,375l bottle from Alko Graani. Pours slightly hazy golden with a medium head. Aroma is sweet malts with some yeast and honey. Flavor is malts, yeast, honey and hops. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_leit (230) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 28, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy yellow or golden color. Aroma: malt, yeast fruitiness, spicy hop and honey. Taste: malt and fruit, a little toffee, light hop bitterness. Good ale.


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